a pet's life magazine Summer 2015 - Page 27

change. A natural coat that has been groomed offers protection from sunburn and acts as cooling insulation. Shaving your dog’s coat or giving it a close cut for summer may require applying sunscreen. This is especially important in dogs with light colored coats. Remember, even with emergency treatment heat exhaustion can be fatal. The best cure is prevention and your pets are relying on you to keep them out of harm’s way. With ample precaution, both you and your pets should be able to enjoy those long, hot dog-days of summer! Ginny Bischel, D.V.M. www.eastlakepets.com Dr. Bischel apetslifemagazine.com | SUMMER 2015 27